By The Associated Press
HATTIESBURG — Games against in-state foe Ole Miss, Arizona State and former Conference USA rival South Florida highlight Southern Miss’ 2011-12 men’s basketball schedule.
The Golden Eagles will also play games against 10 teams that participated in postseason play last year.
The Golden Eagles play 15 non-conference games before the new year with seven coming at Reed Green Coliseum.
Southern Miss will host two exhibition games. The Golden Eagles will host Loyola (N.O.) on Oct. 27. Southern Miss will then host cross-town rival William Carey for the second year in a row on Nov. 8.
The Golden Eagles open the season at home for the first time since 2008 when they host Spring Hill on Nov. 12.